Top Ten Adventures on a Shoestring

Scuba Diving Fiji
Turtle Island, Fiji
Fiji is a diver's paradise (Corbis)

3. Diving in Fiji
Taveuni, Fiji, is one of those places like the Great Barrier Reef, Bonaire, or the Red Sea that is discussed only in clandestine conversations between avid scuba divers. They come here to dive the renowned Rainbow Reef, where intricate hard and soft corals and myriad fish provide divers with a kaleidoscopic view of the sea. Add white-tip sharks, sea turtles, and manta rays to the equation and you feel like you're diving in your own private aquarium. Maravu Plantation is popular with divers and offers a variety of options for the budget traveler. Four nights accommodation in a bure (thatched hut), breakfasts, and four days of two-tank diving will set you back $825.'s Taveuni, Fiji Travel Guide

Boston-based writer Stephen Jermanok has authored or contributed to 11 books on the outdoors, including Outside Magazine's Adventure Guide to New England , Discovery Channel's Backcountry Treks , Discovery Channel's Paddlesports , Outside Magazine's Guide to Family Vacations and Men's Journal's The Great Life . His latest book is New England Seacoast Adventures . His many adventures appear in National Geographic Adventure , Outside , Men's Journal , Forbes FYI , Travel + Leisure , Hooked on the Outdoors , and Backpacker . He can be reached at

Published: 29 Jun 2009 | Last Updated: 18 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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